Attorney General nominee William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the national college football champion Clemson Tigers visit the White House and Washington is covered in snow as the government shutdown continues the week of January 14, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
Anti-abortion activists participate in a "die-in" protest demonstration in front of the Supreme Court, on the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision federally legalizing abortion, on Friday. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Anti-abortion activist participate in a "die-in" protest. Abortion rights activists said they're concerned the new court, featuring Trump-appointed Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, will impose more restrictions on the procedure and uphold state laws that have been previously ruled unconstitutional. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Tiffany Lowe, a fast food worker from Tennessee, speaks during an event held by Congressional Democrats to announce the introduction of the "Raise the Wage Act," on Wednesday. The proposed legislation aims to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2024. Photo by Alex Edelman/UPI
Senator Bernie Sanders, I-V.T., tweeted after the event, "Just a few years ago, we were told that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour was ‘radical.’ It is not a radical idea to say a job should lift you out of poverty, not keep you in it. We must increase the federal minimum wage from a starvation wage of $7.25 to $15 an hour." Photo by Alex Edelman/UPI
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said, "The harsh truth of the matter is that minimum wage is no longer a living wage. It's a poverty wage in so many places and towns across the country, and no American who works hard should live in poverty." Photo by Alex Edelman/UPI
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said, "The middle class and those who aspire to it are those we work for and that middle class is essential to the strength of our democracy." Photo by Alex Edelman/UPI